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English definition of “finish”

finish

noun     /ˈfɪnɪʃ/
[S] STOCK MARKET the end of a period of trading on a financial market: The markets ended the week with a strong finish.
[S] the fact of being in a particular position at the end of a period of time: There were signs of a positive finish to the year for the tourist industry.
[C] the way that something looks when it is complete: The use of good-quality paper and an attractive folder will add a professional finish to your printed presentation.
[C] the last covering of paint, etc. that is put onto a surface: All these items are available in a range of finishes.
(Definition of finish noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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